[pasmembers] Re: Looking for input about Black Mountain campus events for 2013

For BMC, I'd probably opt for the 24th.  And add Nov. 21st.

 

Eric

 

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Input.
Do we want Oct 10 or Oct 24?

Terri



On 6/15/2012 2:50 PM, Eric Steinberg wrote:

        Hi-

         

        Feb 14th is good - there's enough moon to show but as you say,
not so bright as to wash out the sky.

         

        Apr. 18th - moon is pretty bright and up all night.  On the
11th, it will be a sliver that sets at 8:30 - still showable.

         

        May 16th is similar.  On the 9th, the minimal sliver will set at
7:16, but skies will be best for whatever planets and DSO's can be seen
in town in May.

         

        October 10th will have a crescent that sets a little before 11.
This is probably not bad - we can show the moon early and other objects
as it drops toward the horizon.

         

        Overall, it's a pretty good venue for in-town star parties - I'd
be interested in more of them if you can set them up.

         

        Eric

         

        
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        Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 2:05 PM
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        Great input Eric. 

         

        I'm thinking of swapping some of the choices I had made for 2013
Black Mountain Campus events so that we do fall in 3rd quarter moon
time, allowing for more dark sky time and no moon in the way. 

        Is that a good idea?

         

        Look over these dates, and give me input, please. These are
Black Mountain Star Party dates. Some can be moved. See what I have
written. This is based on Eric's suggestions. 

         

        2013

         

        Feb 14, falls before 1st Quarter, so moon should be small enough
not to be a bother. No other date to move it to.

         

        March doesn't' have a Black Mt star party at the moment.

         

        April 18 has Black mountain on the 1st Q moon, but i can move it
up to the 11th, which will put it 1 day past new. Input?

         

        May 16 is 1 day prior to 1st Quarter, but we can swap it with
the 9th if you wish. Input?

         

        September doesn't currently have a Black Mt Star Party.

         

        October 10 falls 1 day prior to 1st Quarter. Do we want to swap
it for the 24th

        as that is closer to 3rd quarter, or is that 3rd Q in the way on
that evening? Input?

         

        November and December do not have Black Mountain campus star
parties

        at the moment, but if someone wants to figure out a Thursday
that

        works well in those months, send it my way. I"m open for
suggestions.

         

        Your input is appreciated. 

        Thanks

         

        Terri, Event Coordinator for PAS

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

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        From: Eric Steinberg <eric@xxxxxxxxxx> <mailto:eric@xxxxxxxxxx> 
        To: pasmembers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
        Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2012 10:03 AM
        Subject: [pasmembers] Re: looking for input about events for
2013

         

        Hi-

         

        I would definitely do all Black Mtn. star parties.  The viewing
at the main campus wasn't so good when I joined last October, and has
deteriorated noticeably since then.  Also, last quarter is much better
than first quarter because of the rise/set times - at last quarter the
moon rises around 10:30 pm; at first quarter it rises during the day and
sets midnight or later...  In fact, from about three days after full,
until three or four days after the new moon, the viewing is pretty good.

         

        Eric

         

        
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        Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:39 AM
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        Subject: [pasmembers] looking for input about events for 2013

         

        Good morning PAS Members & Jenny,

         

        I am working on the 2012 / 2013 season of events.

         

        Here's my question:

         

        How many Black Mountain Campus star parties do you want to do?

         

        What we usually do for PVCC Main campus is:

         

        1 Indoor / outdoor astro event per semester w/Star Party (fall &
spring)

        A MOM on every last Thursday of those months

        A PAS Meeting every 1st Thursday of those months

        Telescope Workshops, where we can fit them w/Star Party

         

        Then, what we did, was move all the "Just" Star Parties from the

        Main Campus to Black Mountain . We kept, this year, the rest of

        the activities at the Main Campus so we'd have G-147 nearby to
use.

         

        So do we want to stick to 1 Black Mountain Campus star party

        each semester, or would I have the attendance needed if

        I put in 2 of those events, in one semester, if the moon phase

        was just right?

         

        And do we want those events on 1st Quarter moon, or do we

        prefer to have them at New or 3rd Quarter since we love how

        dark it is in that location? 

         

        Remember, all events at PVCC Main or Black Mountain Campus are
on

        Thursdays. 

         

        Here's what i have so far:

         

        Spring 2013

         

        January has

        1 PAS meeting

        1 Telescope Workshop - main campus

        1 MOM

         

        Feb has

        1 PAS meeting

        PVCC Black Mountain star party

        1 Telescope Workshop - main campus

        1 MOM

        That fills all Thursdays' in February

         

        March has

        1 PAS Meeting

        1 Telescope Workshop - Main Campus

        1 Indoor astro event

        1 MOM

        That fills all Thursdays in March

         

        April has - another Thursday filled month

        1 PAS Meeting

        1 Telescope Workshop - main Campus

        1 PVCC Black Mountain star party

        1 MOM

         

        May has

        1 PAS Meeting

        1 Telescope Workshop - Main Campus

        1 Black Mountain Campus

        1 MOM

         

        That's 3 Black Mountain star parties in one semester. Do we have

        the people who will want to cover this event and do you want it
on

        which phase of the moon. I can shift these around if necessary.

        And i didn't list them in the order I'm putting them in the
calendar,

        it is random.

         

        When I used to send out the event list, which included all
public and private

        events, I"d get back, from the public, that we didn't have many
public events,

        and they wanted more events they could attend. So, I quit
sending the public,

        the private events as well, and cut their list to just public
events. That solved the

        problem for a while. Now I"m being told I need to have events in
Tempe and

        Chandler and Mesa . I'm ignoring that request. Anyway, the way
to do public 

        outreach, is have more public events. And the PVCC Black
Mountain star party

        seems to be a big hit! If you don't mind several of them in a
semester, with

        the knowledge that bad weather could wipe them out, then I'd
like to have

        more of them available for the public. Just my thought. 

         

        Plus all Telescope Workshops at PVCC main Campus are star
parties, and the

        Indoor Astro events are also Star Parties. That covers just
about 1000% of our 

        activities with PVCC are public. The MOM"s is public but we
don't usually get that

        many public attending, however, that is how we got a few of our
members.

         

        Fall Semester 2013

         

        September has

        1 PAS meeting

        1 Telescope Workshop - main campus

        1 Indoor Event

        NO MOM

         

        October has

        1 PAS meeting

        1 Black Mountain star party

        1 Telescope workshop

        NO MOM

         

        November currently has 

        1 PAS Meeting

         

        December has 

        1 PAS Meeting

         

        Your input is requested. 

        I'm open for suggestions. 

         

        Thanks for your input.

        Terri, Event Coordinator

         

         

         

         

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